Anyone up in the HOOD?

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Anyone up in the HOOD?

by kylenicolls » Fri Apr 20, 2012 6:55 am

Yeah anyone been up there lately? I am thinking about doing a Sunday day trip. Seems that the weather will be ok. Any knowledge or speculation on conditions? I haven't called Timberline yet, might try tomorrow.

Thanks, Kyle.

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Re: Anyone up in the HOOD?

by Ben Beckerich » Fri Apr 20, 2012 6:47 pm

It's going to be warm enough that I will not climb this weekend, and I'll generally climb in conditions most would call "questionable." The freezing level will rise above the summit tomorrow night, which means the crater will be a rain of ice and probably some rock all morning long on Sunday.

Proceed with caution, if you decide to go up! What route you thinking?
where am i going... and why am i in this handbasket?

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Re: Anyone up in the HOOD?

by kylenicolls » Fri Apr 27, 2012 8:45 pm

Yeah the advisories didn't look favorable. Thanks for the follow-up. It would have been non-technical, probably pearly gates. Although this Sunday is looking gorgeous on Theilsen. A buddy of mine and I are going to see how far up we can get. Probably at least to the pinnacle. Maybe stop there though, depends how much sno-over is on the top.

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Re: Anyone up in the HOOD?

by philoparts » Fri Apr 27, 2012 11:00 pm

I've been itchin' to get out in the Cascades since last years learning experiences. I talked to the K-Falls RD yesterday about FS3661 to McLoughlin, still buried. Sounds like ODOT is shooting for Memorial day on Cascade Lakes and McKenzie. Since I'm not set up for backcountry skiing, I have to wait for roads to clear to avoid any extended approaches. What are the roads like around Thielsen? Small car doable when the snow is gone?

ETA: Scratch that about the roads, just read up on it and sounds like they keep them plowed. Hmm..... I might have to go check Thielsen out sometime soon schedule permitting.

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Re: Anyone up in the HOOD?

by PhilOhl » Wed May 09, 2012 3:37 am

Bascally a re-tweet: Was anyone on Hood this weekend above the Palmer Chairlift? Is the snow going to be consolodated enough to climb this weekend?

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Re: Anyone up in the HOOD?

by mfox79 » Wed May 09, 2012 6:33 am

summited onthe night of 4/28-4/29 and had great snow. styrofoam conditions till decent then slush around 9:00am all the way back to the car. standard route with people stilll going up around 10:00am reallly dumb just mythoughts

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Re: Anyone up in the HOOD?

by PhilOhl » Wed May 09, 2012 9:45 pm

Thanks for the updates. We're planning on camping at Illumination Saddle Saturday night and making a real-time decision after digging our own pit and checking out the snow for a Sunday summit. I'll post an update here on Monday.

Keep Smiling.

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Re: Anyone up in the HOOD?

by mfox79 » Thu May 10, 2012 5:34 am

From what i saw there where quite a few pits already dug out you might be able to luck out and just pitch your tent. have fun. thats a fun mountain!

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Re: Anyone up in the HOOD?

by ascasson » Fri May 11, 2012 8:15 pm

Be safe, folks!

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Re: Anyone up in the HOOD?

by ExcitableBoy » Fri May 11, 2012 9:40 pm

Good weekend to go rockclimbing. Let someone else trigger the climax avalanches.

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Re: Anyone up in the HOOD?

by PhilOhl » Fri May 11, 2012 11:56 pm

Thanks Guys. It could be a good conditioning hike up the ski slope. I hope EVERYONE has a safe weekend!

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Re: Anyone up in the HOOD?

by billisfree » Mon May 14, 2012 5:01 am

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Picture taken Fri, 5-11-12 about 5:30 from 8,100 ft.

Yeah right... have a SAFE weekend. I did a kiddie hike with my gf in the gorge. "Only" to Wachcella Falls. Some guy slipped on rocks near rock pool, went down on his butt, and his foot wedged between two rocks and SNAPPED his ankle. All he could do was SIT between rocks until a SAR team could extract him. Accidents happen ANYWHERE.

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Re: Anyone up in the HOOD?

by Vitaliy M. » Mon May 14, 2012 6:47 am

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Supposedly climbed a new ice/mixed line on Friday, just to the right of Cathedral Spire. Camped next to the summit (100ft bellow, on Sunshine) for couple of nights. It was so warm on Saturday that we avoided climbing NF, although we planned too. Kind of happy that both my partner and I were able to say 'No' to climbing during conditions that would be fairly dangerous.

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